Robert Hamburger


Robert Hamburger

Robert Hamburger’s six published books range from oral history, personal journalism, biography, and travel memoir, to Shiraz, a novel. His short fiction has been published in Fiction International, Ducts, and The Massachusetts Review. He produced and directed Freedom’s Front Line: Fayette County, Tennessee, a documentary film about a grassroots civil rights movement that has been broadcast on WKNO, the Memphis PBS station numerous times. His writing has been supported by two NEH research awards, a New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship in creative nonfiction, and several residencies at The MacDowell Artists Colony. His three appointments as a Fulbright Lecturer in American Studies have brought him to France, India, and Morocco.

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What’s on your nightstand right now?

Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope (Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose)

Are you more likely to buy a print book or ebook?

Definitely a print book.

Tell us about your favorite bookstore.

Book Culture up by Columbia University. Sadly, I could write a sizable list of beloved independent bookstores that have closed in New York.

What book made the biggest impression on you as a kid?

Every Classics Comic I could get my hands on
Richard Halliburton’s Complete Book of Marvels
Theodore J. Waldeck, The White Panther
Kenneth Roberts, Northwest Passage
Franklin W. Dixon, The Hardy Boys series